225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 36v
Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Christ Child, rays as nimbus, is held by Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, standing beside column from which idol, in form of nude male holding shield, falls. Behind are three men (?), wearing hats, and Joseph the Carpenter. Scene in front of buildings, within architectural frame.
Dagon: Fall -- Broken statue of Dagon (idol) falls beside Philistine, wearing hat, with hands raised. Behind him is group of six Philistines (only tops of heads visible) and draped altar, upon which is Ark of Covenant. Scene in room with open portal, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, L'ARCHE DE DIEU ASSISE OU TE(M)PLE DE DE DAGON AMPLEMENT RECITE SE MACIER SON FILS EXEMPLE QUANT ILS ENTRERENT EN EGYPT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including columbines, inhabited by fantasic animal, holding scimitar in right hand, about to strike another fantastic animal.
Head of dog (?) in decorated initial P and flower in decorated initial D.
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